Mac Jones’ stat line was decent. But it did not translate into points.
For the second game in a row, Mac Jones did not turn the ball over.
He completed all but four of his passes, and his receivers helped him with plenty of yards after the catch.
Overall, completing 85 percent of passes and throwing for 246 yards is pretty decent performance. Despite the fact that he was fired six times.
“I thought we stayed together as a unit, we didn’t lose our cool and we worked together to try to win,” Jones said. “Obviously Marcus” [Jones] The return was the icing on the cake, but that’s a good football team in a difficult environment. They played great, and they were able to give them credit, and happy that we won, and that’s a great division win.”
In the end, the Patriots had enough for a 10-7 win against the Jets, illustrating how well New England’s defense played and how lost opposing quarterback Zach Wilson looked. But Jones’ streak of being held to one touchdown or less continues. He is yet to have a multi-touchdown performance in 10 games of the season, and New England is now 3-8 in the red zone since Jones returned from injury.
“I think it’s super disappointing,” Jones said. “We worked too hard to get that result. I think it starts with us, the execution part, and then obviously trying to figure something out here, just make it work and get past that, like you said, the 35, 40 yard line and just see if we can get past that. and see what happens. Every time you move the ball towards the goal line, it’s good. When you go backwards for whatever reason, it’s not.”
One of the ways Jones wants to open up the Patriots’ offense is to run more action plays.
“I think passing game action is a big part of every offense, and you want to be able to get linebackers and safeties up and all that stuff,” Jones said. “I definitely want to expand on that. Something that we’ve done very well here in the past, and trying to do it and combine it with everything we’re doing. Like I said, there’s fast pitch, medium pitch, long pitch, game action, RPO, screens, all of that.”
“We want to do better. Obviously we want to score more than three points,” Jones said. “It’s not good enough. I have to look at it and see what we can do better. It’s pretty much the same story here. We’ll figure it out, but it takes time and execution. That’s what it comes down to. Putting points on the board and not turning the ball over It’s important, what we didn’t do today, that’s how we win games 95 percent if we don’t flip it.”
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